Dad told me of a lens that came in used into Don’s Photo in Saskatoon that I might be interested in. It was the Pentax smc DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6ED AL IF DC WR. I wanted it right away. It’s weather resistant, and offers a focal length that is equivalent (in 35mm format) from 27.5 to 207mm. Dad has the same lens and I love borrowing it when I can.
It means that I am retiring my Tamron 18-200mm lens. It has a great range but focused slowly and was noisy. Two things I hated about it. The image quality isn’t bad but this is a definite upgrade.